British Columbia UC
Patrick Wruck is Secretary at the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
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PUF's Steve Mitnick: You're the Commission secretary. Talk about your job and what you do on a typical day.
Patrick Wruck: A lot of people don't understand the importance of this position, because they may not understand what it includes. I try to explain it by saying I'm a resource for the public and our team. I need to have a general understanding of our organization, its mandate, and everything we do, but not necessarily be an expert in a particular proceeding or matter before the BCUC.
A large part of my role and my day to day is interacting with intervenor groups that participate on a regular basis, and also folks that have a particular area of interest in one subject we're undertaking a review on.
My role requires me to explain how our processes work and how they can become involved. Often, I need a topical understanding of our work, so I can share basic information about the subject matter that's under review.